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With my dog having the possible early stages of epilepsy and having done a fair chunk reading I have changed his diet over a few days to a mixture of gluten free kibble and raw minced turkey. So far he scoffs it down and what comes out the back end has been reduced by at least 50% and a lot firmer, I hope and prey its going to help the little fella. 

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There is no question that you care a great deal for your dog and you will do whatever it takes to get on top of the condition.

It may not be relevant but my Border terrier had seizures and fits in his second and third years, about three times per year. All I did during these episodes was to wrap him up in my arms until the problem passed. From his fourth year onwards he never had any more problems of this nature.

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The vet's are very confident if he has anymore that it can be controlled I will do whateveris required. I have had lot's of positive reports of other dog's that had it and had a really good life. 

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Yesterday little Stan was back at the vet's for a check up its now a month since the last fit and I was discussing his new diet. The vet said they don't agree with a total raw food diet as the dog dosnt get all it needs from it. Not sure how animal's in the wild fair as there's no kibble for them out there. Anyhow looking how Stan is they said there's a possibility that he may not have any more episodes so for the time being I will hang onto that as I like to think I'm optimistic. 

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On 01/08/2020 at 11:06, B725 said:

Yesterday little Stan was back at the vet's for a check up its now a month since the last fit and I was discussing his new diet. The vet said they don't agree with a total raw food diet as the dog dosnt get all it needs from it. Not sure how animal's in the wild fair as there's no kibble for them out there. Anyhow looking how Stan is they said there's a possibility that he may not have any more episodes so for the time being I will hang onto that as I like to think I'm optimistic. 

You find a lot of bets don’t like raw mostly due to the fact the vets are basically sponsored by lot of the big dog food brands 

worth he diet your giving don’t just keep him on turkey keep changing it up as better to get multiple protein. Sources rather than one 

lot of the raw suppliers do “completes” wich it generally a mix of two different proteins and bone and offal 

80/10/10 mix 80%protein 10%bone 10% offal 

and tripe ones too wich really good for them. 
 

they get everything they need from this I throw an egg in whole and few left over bits of veg ( not required though) 

as you say he’s poop will become much much less as he’s digesting everything and not pooping out all the fillers very good for keeping teeth clean and on my lad his coat is so much better energy and muscle tone too. 

you may see he don’t drink as much but that’s cause he’s getting fluid from meats and don’t need so much to digest the kibble that’s he’s not having 

Hopfully that’s your lad through what ever it was causing the problems and fingers crossed for him 

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That’s good then mate 

if you find he struggles  to poop an but if there very white and crumbly just do a boneless meal  and add a bit more offal Just where he bone percentage has got a bit high mine does it now and again but also good they have to push and stools are firm as keeps there anal glands right 

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